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Recent Concert Playlists

Playing the chimes

Did you enjoy a recent concert, but didn't recognize all of the songs? Click on the links below to view playlists from the past week.

As a nod to tradition, the chimesmasters play the Cornell Changes, affectionately known as the Jennie McGraw Rag to begin each day. This piece was originally requested by the first Cornell President Andrew D. White. The midday concert concludes with the Alma Mater, and the day ends with the Cornell Evening Song (which shares its tune with the German carol Tannenbaum). These songs are not listed below because their placement is the same within each concert. Composers are listed when known.

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Thursday - December 14th, 2017


  • Prelude from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • June (Barcarole) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring -- Cantata No. 147 / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Lament -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)


  • Rondo -- Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Playful Rondo
  • Sorrowful Maiden, The (La Gemissante) -- Rondeau / Dandrieu, Francois
  • Rondo / Carulli, Ferdinando
  • Rondoletto (from Quatre Marches Op. 48, no. 3) / Coste, Napoleon
  • Musette en Rondeau / Rameau

Wednesday - December 13th, 2017


  • The Victors (University of Michigan Fight Song) / Elbel, Louis
  • Theme Song from "Winnie the Pooh" / Sherman, Richard
  • Greensleeves
  • Frosty the Snowman / Nelson, Steve
  • Colors of the Wind (from "Pocahontas") / Menken, Alan


  • My Old Kentucky Home / Foster, Stephen C.
  • La Vie En Rose / Piaf, Edith
  • Part of Your World (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan
  • Changed Changes
  • Goodnight My Someone (from "The Music Man") / Wilson

Tuesday - December 12th, 2017


  • Great Gate of Kiev -- Pictures at an Exhibition / Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich
  • Theme from "E.T." / Williams, John
  • Grand March -- Tannhauser / Wagner
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • The Moon Represents My Heart / Teng, Teresa
  • Kiss the Girl (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan

Monday - December 11th, 2017


  • Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
  • Chinese Dance (from the Nutcracker Suite) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Marzipan (from the Nutcracker Suite) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Trepak (from the Nutcracker Suite) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Ring, Christmas Bells (Carol of the Bells) / Leontovich, Mykola
  • Cornell Evening Song - Traditional Folk Tune


  • Je Te Veux / Satie, Erik
  • In Dreams (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring") / Shore, Howard
  • The Riders of Rohan (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers") / Shore, Howard
  • Force Theme (from "Star Wars") / Williams, John
  • Time to Say Goodbye / Sartori, Francesco

Sunday - December 10th, 2017


  • The Moon Represents My Heart / Teng, Teresa
  • La Primavera, Danza Pastorale, from the Four Seasons / Vivaldi, Antonio
  • Allemande from First Cello Suite / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Funeral March / Chopin, Frederic


  • Moon River / Mancini, Henry
  • The Rainbow Connection / Williams, Paul
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (from "Oh, Kay!") / Gershwin, George
  • Both Sides Now / Mitchell, Joni
  • Ein Männlein Steht im Walde (from "Hänsel und Gretel") / Humperdinck, Engelbert

Saturday - December 9th, 2017


  • The Sixth Station from "Spirited Away" / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Serenade -- Petite Suite / Borodin, Alexander
  • God Bless the USA / Greenwood, Lee
  • Ave Maria / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The


  • Gift to be Simple
  • On a Clear Day (from "Kiki's Delivery Service") / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Ave Maria / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Winter Wonderland / Bernard, Felix
  • Once Upon a December (from "Anastasia") / Flaherty, Stephen

Friday - December 8th, 2017


  • Wedding March / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • The Legend of Ashitaka from "Princess Mononoke" / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Sarabande / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Menuet / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Sweet Caroline / Diamond, Neil
  • Jingle, Bells / Pierpont

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